Newcastle preparing £50m move for Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby

Newcastle United are preparing a £50MILLION summer move for in-form French winger Moussa Diaby… but Bayer Leverkusen value their 22-year-old star closer to £75m fee they received for Kai Havertz from Chelsea

  • Moussa Diaby has been on Newcastle United’s radar for a number of months
  • The Frenchman has scored 15 goals in 31 games this season for Bayer Leverkusen
  • The two clubs are still some way apart with Newcastle willing to offer £50million 

Newcastle United are preparing a £50million move for Bayer Leverkusen’s in-form French winger Moussa Diaby.

The 22-year-old has been on the club’s radar for a number of months and was watched again on Saturday as he figured for Leverkusen in their 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich.

Diaby has scored 15 goals in 31 appearances this season so Newcastle stepping up their interest is no surprise but they are wary of increased competition and Leverkusen’s asking price.

Newcastle United have stepped up their interest in Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby

Leverkusen got £75m from Chelsea for Kai Havertz (pictured) and want a similar fee for Diaby

Newcastle are understood to be willing to offer around £50m for the France international but Leverkusen are reputed to value him closer to £75m they received from Chelsea for Kai Havertz in 2020.

The clubs held talks in January as Newcastle agreed a deal for Leverkusen’s Dutch left back Mitchel Bakker only to change their minds on the transfer.

Newcastle are keen to strengthen their attacking options and Diaby would give them another dimension plus more pace, particularly if they manage to keep hold of Allan Saint-Maximin, too.

They remain in the market for another centre forward despite signing Chris Wood and are among the clubs to have posted an interest in Everton’s England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The club are willing to offer £50million but that remains short of Leverkusen’s asking price

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